Never settle for just one scoop | Julie Taylor

Hello Magpies

Welcome back. Do you enjoy playing with mixed media & making your own unique backgrounds? If you know me you’ll know I love it & this is one of my fave techniques & really easy to do, stamp ‘bleeding’

You add stamping, I choose the word yum, using some older Heidi Swapp stamps, from my stash, & stamp onto gessoed cardstock. The gesso is the key as without it the ink won’t ‘bleed’!! I did it in 3 colours of oxide inks Mustard Seed, Kitsch Flamingo & Peacock Feathers. I just did a few words at a time before using a water brush to add a small amount of water & letting the ink flow. I dried each time so as not to let the inks blend. Lots of splatters after & some stamping adds to the effect.


I’m using Simple Stories Retro Summer again & just had to use this crazy snapchat photo as there are numerous ice-cream images in the collection. I added a 4×12 inch strip of Lazy Days paper, using a border punch on one edge & layering a zip & some lace on the other edge.


The drinking straw was on my desk & matched the colours so I glued & stitched that into place giving me the perfect vertical place for my title, which I found on Pinterest & used alphas out my stash.

I fussy cut the large ice-cream cone from the 6×8 paper pad & made my photo cluster using patterned papers, a fussy cut tag & die cuts. I threaded the tag with some dyed seam binding ribbon to add some texture.

I added another tag, top right, to balance the page & added a tassel & thread. A few brads & sparkly gems finished the page.

Thanks for joining me today & reading my ramblings.

Until next time,

Products used:

Simple Stories Retro Summer

Distress Oxide Inks:

Mustard Seed

Kitsch Flamingo

Peacock Feathers

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